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Degenerative Scoliosis Patients Turn to Dr. Alexander Lenard for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

PRLog - May 21, 2014 - NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. -- In the past, adults who suffered from degenerative scoliosis often sought relief through invasive spinal surgeries, which left them suffering through a long recovery period. Fortunately, Dr. Alexander Lenard and other leading spine surgeons (http://lenardmd.com) have found a way to correct scoliosis in adults without resorting to invasive procedures.

Researchers have recently discovered the benefits of Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (http://www.lenardmd.com/procedures/xlif/), or XLIF. Instead of reaching the patient’s intervertebral disc space through the chest or back, the surgeon makes small incisions in the side of the patient’s body. Patients who have had this type of minimally invasive spine surgery (http://www.lenardmd.com/procedures/xlif/) reported quicker recovery times, less pain, and fewer complications than those who had undergone traditional spinal surgery.

XLIF also enables the spine surgeon (http://www.lenardmd.com/about-dr-lenard/) to split the muscles rather than cut them, which lessens the pain for the patient and enables the muscles to heal more quickly. In fact, some patients are able to walk within a few hours after their surgery.

For people who suffer from adult degenerative scoliosis, it may be best to turn to a board-certified spine surgeon (http://lenardmd.com) with several years of experience. Dr. Alexander Lenard, who practices in the North Palm Beach area, is available to help patients who suffer from degenerative scoliosis (http://www.lenardmd.com/conditions/scoliosis/) as well as degenerative disc disease, low-grade spondylolisthesis, or other similar conditions.

If you are experiencing any type of back pain, contact Dr. Alexander Lenard for a consultation.  Through a full examination and evaluation of your symptoms, he will be able to provide the proper treatment, which may include minimally invasive spine surgery.

About Dr. Alexander Lenard, MD

Dr. Alexander N. Lenard (http://www.lenardmd.com/) is a fellowship-trained, board-certified spinal surgeon with more than 10 years of experience in the field. He specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery to give each of his patients the relief they need without long, painful recovery times.

Dr. Lenard is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Palm Beach County Medical Society. His expertise gives him the skills and knowledge to help patients with a wide variety of spinal problems.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact:

(561) 840-1090 or visit http://LenardMD.com.

Dr. Alexander Lenard

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